Lot 1999 oBremen, 1867, 7gr black on yellow, light boxed date stamp cancel, wide margins, small corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance; signed Calves, with 2005 Presti certificate. Scott No. 13 $4,500.
Michel No. 13 €5,500 ($5,840).
Lot 2000Brunswick, 1852, 2sgr blue, margins huge showing portion of adjacent stamp at bottom to just shaving frameline at top, tied by blue "Wolfenbuttel, 14/4" cds with second strike at right, F.-V.F. Scott No. 2 $960.
Michel No. 2 €1,200 ($1,270).
Lot 2001Prussia, 1861, 1sgr ultramarine, in combination with 1861, 3sgr bister on embossed ladies cover to Bex, Switzerland, canceled by "Herzberg, 6 11 67" boxed date stamp with 2sgr tied by crayon rate markings, appropriate transit and receiving backstamps; central wax seal cover stain, Very Fine.
Michel No. 17a+18a Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2002Thurn & Taxis, 1854, ¼sgr black on red brown, full margins, in combination with 1859, 1sgr blue on cover to Hersfeld, tied by "39" ring cancels with matching "Marburg 11/4" cds, receiving backstamp; portion of cover removed with wax seal on reverse, Very Fine. Michel No. 1+15.
Scott No. 1+10 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2003Thurn & Taxis, 1860, ¼sgr red, in combination with 1859, 1sgr blue on 1862 folded letter sheet to Weimar, tied by numeral target cancel with matching Stadtremda cds, receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Michel No. 13+15 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2004Württemberg, 1865 (Jan. 2) Bopfingen, Germany to Santos, Brazil, gray cover with "Bopfingen, 2/1, 65" origin cds and blue crayon ratings, various German backstamp transits including Stuttgart (1.3), red French (1.16) transit cds and "F / 21" accountancy handstamp, red framed "430" handstamp; some faults and staining, Fine and rare German States use to Brazil.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2005 oGermany, 1872, Large Shield, 18kr bister, neat Pforzheim boxed cancel, rich color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce used stamp. Scott No. 26 $1,900.
Michel No. 28 €2,800 ($2,970).
Lot 2006Germany, 1914 (Jul. 31) Bad Nauheim, Germany to London, England, Germany 10pf postal card cancelled by "Bad Nauheim, 31 7 14" cds, bold "ZURUCK" (return) straightline handstamp, message in English reads "…There is great excitement here & Frankfort from the war scare groups in the street excitedly discussing the latest telegram. All Austrians have to leave…", F.-V.F.
Estimate $200 - 300.
This was sent only one day prior to Germany mobilizing for war on August 1st 1914. On August 4th 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany.
Lot 2007Germany, 1930 IPOSTA souvenir sheet, o.g., never hinged, usual faint sheet bends from gum, Very Fine. Michel No. Block 1.
Scott No. B33 $1,250.
Lot 2008Germany, 1933, Nothilfe Souvenir Sheet, o.g., never hinged, rich colors, fresh and pristine, free from the usual faint sheet bends from gum, Extremely Fine, one of finest examples of this difficult sheet we have ever offered. Michel No. Block 2.
Scott No. B58 $5,600.